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Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management

Status and background

The Joint Convention entered into force on 18 June 2001. The current number of signatories and Contracting Parties is provided in the latest status document while detailed information about the origin and scope of the Joint Convention can be found under background. Five Review Meetings were convened since the Joint Convention entered into force. Each Review Meeting produced a Summary Report. In addition numerous Contracting Parties made public their National Reports.

The Fifth Review Meeting of the Joint Convention was held in May 2015: Summary Report: Arabic; Chinese; English; French; Russian; Spanish

The Second Extraordinary Meeting of the Contracting Parties was held in May 2014: Summary Report

Joint Convention Documents

The Articles of the Joint Convention (INFCIRC/546), the Rules of Procedure and Financial Rules (INFCIRC/602/Rev.5), the Guidelines regarding the Review Process (INFCIRC/603/Rev.6) and the Guidelines regarding the Form and Structure of National Reports (INFCIRC/604/Rev.3) are provided in all UN languages.

Results of the Review Meetings

Five Review Meetings were held since the Joint Convention entered into force. The results of these meetings, Summary Reports, National Reports and relevant information are outlined respectively: Fifth Review Meeting; Fourth Review Meeting; Third Review Meeting; Second Review Meeting; First Review Meeting

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| Last update: Monday, 12 December, 2016.